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Bellingham Bells add talented trio from Cal

Three California Golden Bears are set to join the Bellingham Bells in the summer of 2017. Right-handed pitcher Rogelio Reyes from Union City, Calif., left-handed hurler Arman Sabouri from San Jose, Calif. and outfielder Max Flower from Lafayette, Calif. will make the trip from Berkeley to Bellingham this summer.

Sabouri, Reyes, and Flower continue in a line of excellent Cal players come to the Bellingham, after a trio of Golden Bears excelled on the diamond in 2016 for the Bells. Catcher Matt Ruff reached base in seven of his final eight games as a Bell, including both of his post-season appearances, while both Joey Matulovich and Jared Horn were standouts for Bellingham on the hill.

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Men’s Basketball

Mullins Brings Heat As Bears Complete Sweep Of ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Grant Mullins had six three-pointers, Ivan Rabb logged his fourth double-double in a row, and California men's basketball brought the heat in a 68-43 thrashing of Arizona State Wednesday evening at the Wells Fargo Arena. The Golden Bears picked up a season sweep over the Sun Devils to extend their win streak to five consecutive games and improve to 18-6 overall and 9-3 in Pac-12 play.

Coach Cuonzo Martin had a plan to defend Arizona State's prolific long-range shooters, and his zone worked to near perfection Wednesday night.

It held the Pac-12's second-best scoring offense 38 points under its per-game average and by far the lowest point total of the season.

Women’s Basketball

Anigwe National Player of the year Contender

BERKELEY – Cal sophomore Kristine Anigwe continues to earn recognition as one of the top players in women's college basketball this season. On Wednesday morning, the 6'4" center was named to the Naismith Top 30 in consideration for the 2017 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year Award. Later that afternoon on ESPNU, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the Late Season Top 20 list of candidates for the 2017 John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy's®. Anigwe was one of two underclassmen named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20, joined by Connecticut guard Katie Lou Samuelson.

Two of the most prestigious individual awards in women's college basketball, The Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award are presented annually to the top players in men's and women's college basketball. No player in Cal women's basketball history has ever won either award. The final ballot for the Wooden Award will be announced in early March and consists of 15 top players while the 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy will be announced on March 2.

Anigwe was one of six players from the Pac-12 named to the watch lists. Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (2014) is the only Pac-12 player to win the Wooden Award, which was first instituted for women in 2004. No Pac-12 women's player has won the Naismith Women's College Player of the Year Award since Stanford's Kate Starbird took home the honors in 1997.

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Football

Marcus Ezeff tapped to lead Healdsburg High School football program

Healdsburg High School recently named Marcus Ezeff to head the Greyhound football program, succeeding former coach Todd Beth who stepped down last fall.

A 2004 Montgomery High School graduate and three-year starting defensive back for the California Golden Bears, Ezeff played professionally for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League and Hamilton Tiger Cats in the Canadian Football League. An undrafted free agent, he also had a try-out with the New York Jets.

Following his playing career, the 29-year-old Santa Rosa product returned to Sonoma County where he has spent the last few years coaching at both the high school and junior college level, most recently serving as the JV football coach at Santa Rosa High.